In Hospitals

In addition to fire and air-sealing walls in hospitals to prevent the unchecked spread of fire and smoke, the sealing of compartment and sub-compartment walls provides the added benefit of arresting cross contamination within areas of a hospital.

The Functionality of the healthcare environment is obviously critical. Staff and patient safety, plus the need to prevent hospital acquired infections remain the over-riding factors in hospital design. There is also however, an increasingly recognised effect that the built space goes beyond utility. It is now recognised that the environments which we live and work in can have significant effects on our health, wellbeing and recovery.

Negative Room Pressure to Prevent Cross-Contamination

A negative pressure room includes a ventilation system designed so that air flows from the corridors, or any adjacent area, into the negative pressure room, ensuring that contaminated air cannot escape from the negative pressure room to other parts of the facility.

The Functionality of the healthcare environment is obviously critical. Staff and patient safety, plus the need to prevent hospital acquired infections remain the over-riding factors in hospital design. There is also however, an increasingly recognised effect that the built space goes beyond utility. It is now recognised that the environments which we live and work in can have significant effects on our health, well being and recovery.

Preventing Infection

In most countries, incidences of hospital-acquired infections are high and of major concern to healthcare providers. WHO guidelines for indoor air quality indicate that indoor air pollution plays a significant role in the general state of health of people who spend a considerable amount of time indoors.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities, therefore, have a particular duty to protect patients, staff and visitors, from air pollution, bio particles and airborne infection. Air sealing services by Checkmate Fire provide an air tight seal which helps to reduce cross contamination, wound infections and expensive air handling costs.